Adobe Creative Resident Kelli Anderson uses a combination of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator to create a new stop-motion animated video for TMBG’s holiday cut, ‘Long White Beard.’
They Might Be Giants have just released a stop-motion video for one of the musical group’s final Dial-A-Song hits, “Long White Beard.”
TMBG pushed the boundaries of the NYC punk rock scene in the 80s with their original Dial-A-Song efforts, and are continuing to engage their fans in innovative ways, tapping distinguished artist and Adobe Creative Resident Kelli Anderson to produce one of the series’ concluding videos. Kelli used an inventive combination of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator, and good old-fashioned hand-crafting in this avant-garde, stop-motion animated creation.
“Long White Beard” is off TMBG’s album for kids, Why. The meaning of the song has to do with a person being confused over whether their dream was real or not so everything in her film morphs back and forth between reality and fantastical dreamscapes.
Normally, Anderson would be working on client projects but had the creative liberty to pursue this because she’s currently an Adobe Creative Resident. Essentially, Adobe is paying her for a year to work on passion projects like these without worrying about competing priorities. Before her residency, Anderson was known for designing for clients like Russ & Daughters, Momofuku and Tiny Bop.